Country:Belgium
Year:2000
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>Power, Multiple RE Sources>CHP
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Secretary to Energy and Administrations for Energy, Regional Energy Administrations (ANRE, DGTRE, IBGE-BIM)
URL:http://www.mineco.fgov.be
Legal References:Royal decree 19th December 2002 aiming to establish technical rules for the management of the electricity transport network, article 268
Description:In April 2000, the federal government decided that all generators of electricity from renewable sources will become progressively free to choose their own electricity supplier if they use more electricity than they are able to generate. Consumers who buy a significant amount of their electricity from renewable sources are also eligible to choose their electricity supplier. When coordinating the call to electricity suppliers, the transport-grid manager, taking into account the needed supply security, gives priority to plants using renewable energy sources for power production, or to cogeneration units. The Flemish Parliament approved the decree regarding the liberalisation of the electricity market and marked the following categories as eligible: -Producers using quality CHP installations or renewables for electricity generation (up to a certain ceiling). -Consumers of renewables-generated electricity by means of a CHP unit (for a certain amount of electricity) or consumers using heat from CHP units or renewables. -Consumers using heat from a supplier who generates this heat by means of CHP units or renewables (for a maximum of 500 kWh electricity per GJ heat). In Wallonia, a corresponding decree was approved and aims to gradually open the market for producers using CHP and/or renewables for electricity generation, as well as consumers using renewable electricity and/or electricity generated by means of a CHP unit, or using heat from CHP units or renewables.

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